2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2007 deadline ]
Folk & Traditional Arts |
Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts |
Musical Theater |
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Local Arts Agencies
Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Inc.
To support the creation of a neighborhood design plan that improves visibility for downtown arts resources. The plan will link distinct downtown areas through streetscape improvements, improved signage, and strategic development of artist living/work spaces.
Arts Council of Princeton
To support the Robeson Community Music Series. The monthly series will feature regional and national artists performing music traditions from world cultures.
Arts Council Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
To support the Community Arts Fund (CAF). CAF plays a vital role in enriching Silicon Valley's diverse cultural life by supporting the activities of community-based arts organizations.
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
To support artist fees for Artscape, a regional arts festival. The festival will take place in locations throughout Baltimore and feature performances by local, regional, and national talent, juried visual arts and craft exhibitions, and film screenings.
Cambridge Arts Council
To support the Public Art Youth Council (PAYC). Participants in PAYC, a collective of youth representing Cambridge's diverse neighborhoods, serve as ambassadors to assist other youth in understanding and appreciating local public art.
Churchill Arts Council
To support Traditions & Transitions, a series of musical presentations. Performances in the Oats Park Art Center will feature musical expressions from North America, Africa, Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East.
City of Charleston, South Carolina (on behalf of Office of Cultural Affairs)
To support performances, workshops, and a panel discussion as part of the Charleston Jazz Legacy Project. During the 2009 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will host the Charleston Jazz Legacy Project that will highlight the impact regional artists have had on the jazz idiom.
City of San Diego, California (on behalf of Commission for Arts and Culture)
San Diego, CA
To support the conservation of a prominent public artwork titled Journey to Aztlan. Created by contemporary Mexican American visual artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre, the exterior mural is located in downtown San Diego.
City of Seattle, Washington (on behalf of Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture)
To support Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future. The project will include visual and performing arts presentations celebrating the centennial of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the 50th anniversary of Alaska's admission into the Union.
City of Tampa (on behalf of Art Programs Division)
To support Lights on Tampa, a public art project. Artists were selected through a juried process to create site-specific public art exhibitions using light and new media technology.
City of Ventura, California (on behalf of Cultural Affairs Division)
To support the Main Street Temporary Mural Project. An artist-in-residence will create a temporary mural in a park located in Ventura's newly established downtown cultural district.
Cultural Development Authority of King County (aka 4Culture)
To support Media/Access. The project will interpret Seattle-based artists' contemporary artworks, exhibits, and arts performances as Web-based media content.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc. (aka Flushing Town Hall)
To support Jazz Live, a series of performances featuring NEA Jazz Masters. Performances at Flushing Town Hall will include Barry Harris, Clark Terry, the Queens Jazz Orchestra with music director Jimmy Heath, and the premiere of a commissioned composition by Wycliffe Gordon.
Huntingdon County Arts Council
To support the commissioning of a mural by visual artist Joe Brenman. The mural will be part of Paper Trail, a series of public art installations in the Borough of Huntingdon celebrating native son J.C. Blair's lifetime achievements.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Workspace, an artist residency program. Workspace is a site-specific artist residency program that provides artists with studio workspace, as well as access to a community of artists, professional development services, and a modest stipend.
Quad City Arts, Inc.
Rock Island, IL
To support the Visiting Artist Series (VAS). The artist residency program features nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists.
Salina Arts and Humanities Commission
To support Salina Street Sites. Site-specific visual art installations will be commissioned for placement in a central area of downtown Salina.
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA
To support Spiraling Echoes: A Sound Sculpture for the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. A site-specific sound installation by Bill Fontana will translate the visual experience of the architecture in the rotunda into sound.
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division
Santa Monica, CA
To support Glow, a series of temporary site-specific installations. Anchored by signature works of visual artists Usman Haque and Shih Chieh Huang, Glow will feature contemporary art that will be shown at Santa Monica's pier, beach, and downtown promenade.
Springfield Arts Council, Inc.
To support Festive Excellence, a series of performing arts events. A component of the Springfield Summer Arts Festival, the series will feature national and international artists who will perform at the newly renovated Veteran's Park Amphitheater.
Westchester Arts Council, Inc.
White Plains, NY
To support Creative City, a series of exhibitions and workshops. Programming will take place in the newly created Rotunda Gallery in Mount Vernon Library's historic Carnegie building.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506